Author Archives: Brian Greenberg

Brian’s 70.3 Mile Journey with IBD

It’s been a few years since I have taken on a large endurance sport endeavor. As many of you know, my health hasn’t been great over the last 12-18 months, and I’ve had to focus my attention towards my body. Recently, I had a major surgery to make my ostomy permanent … Read More

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Lauren Lipsyc and the Intense Intestines Scholarship

After suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease for many years, I decided to take a chance and search the internet with the hope of finding other young people like myself that would understand my day-to-day life with an active chronic illness. Expecting a blog or two, I was shocked to find a … Read More

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Cycling the Big Apple for Crohn’s & Colitis 2015

  The IIF will be riding in the Five Boro Bike Tour on May 3rd for the third time in 2015.  This ride is for all ability levels and doesn’t require a large amount of training.  The 40+ mile tour goes through all five boroughs of New York City. The course … Read More

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A Typical Day with IBD by Brian Greenberg

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can make life anything but normal. The day-to-day battles that an IBD patient faces can be incredible tough. The obstacles stand like HUGE walls in front of us, trying to keep us from the other side – and a normal life. But we have to do what we … Read More

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FREE Intense Intestines Crohn’s & Colitis Workshop

The IIF team is excited to host our first Crohn’s & Colitis Workshop at Equinox of Greenwich on Saturday, November 8th.  We will continue our mission to help as many patients with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and ostomies. Where: Equinox Club of Greenwich, 16 Old Track Road, Greenwich, CT 06830 Date: … Read More

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It’s Not Easy But I Won’t Let My IBD Define Me

We’ve all said it before: “I won’t let IBD define me.”  Despite the sincerity of this statement, it is truly difficult to carry out.  There are times when we can’t avoid it and have to let others take care of us.  It mirrors what Stuart Scott said about his battle with … Read More

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’15 Winter Intense Intestines Scholarship

We are excited to announce that the IIF is now accepting applications for our 4th round of Intense Intestines Scholarship. This scholarship is designed to help those with moderate to severe Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis achieve the higher education they desire.  Earning a degree is not an easy process and … Read More

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Finding a Physical Happy Place with IBD

We all know about the intangible happy place. While it’s generally thought of as a mental state or a figurative place to go to zone out, change moods, or let it all go, there’s the potential for it to mean something even more – something real. Is there an actual happy … Read More

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Finalists for the 2014 Fall Intense Intestines Scholarships

We are proud to announce the finalists for this year’s 2014 Fall Semester Intense Intestines Scholarship.  For the first time, we will be offering two scholarships. The first place recipient will receive a scholarship of $2,500 and the runner up will be receiving a scholarship of $1,000 to put towards their … Read More

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Lyfebulb Social Club Event for IBD

On Thursday, June 19th, an excited crowd came together for the third event in the Lyfebulb Social Club series, hosted by Immune Pharmaceuticals and Lyfebulb, an organization dedicated to helping people achieve their optimal lifestyle by addressing general and chronic health concerns. As the founder of the Intense Intestines Foundation I … Read More

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Inaugural Intense Intestines Golf Outing On July 17th

The IIF would like to invite you to enjoy a full day of fairway fun and fine food at one of the New York area’s top golf courses for the Inaugural Intense Intestines Golf Outing. Sterling Farms Golf Club offers 18 holes of picturesque scenery and challenging golf with classic New … Read More

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We Never Have A Completely Normal Life by Brian Greenberg

I’ve always told IBD patients that as long as they aren’t flaring, a reasonably normal life is possible. With the right planning and preparation, patients have the ability to participate in most events and activities that pop up during everyday life. But sometimes the little things add up and remind us … Read More

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Bullying and IBD by Brian Greenberg

I’m not particularly thrilled to mention this commonality, but most of us have probably been judged because of our IBD at some point. In an ideal world, this would never be a concern and everyone would be considerate towards IBD patients (and all those who deal with diseases and differences). Despite … Read More

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How the IIF is Helping the IBD Community

As you are well aware, there are a large number of non-profit organizations in the health care sector, each trying to help the people and causes they support in different ways. The Intense Intestines Foundation team has developed its own distinctive programs to reach the IBD and ostomy communities and we’re … Read More

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Ulcerative Colitis: Can it be Cured? (The IIF’s Position)

Can ulcerative colitis be cured? The CCFA believes that the removal of the colon for an ulcerative colitis patient is a “cure.” They further describe it as a choice after other medical options don’t work for a patient: “This operation involves the removal of the colon (colectomy). Unlike Crohn’s disease, which … Read More

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